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Mr. Brainwash...or Banksy Storming the Oscars on La Brea?

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With Exit Through the Gift Shop (aka the Banksy movie) getting a Best Documentary Oscar nomination in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, in the wee hours one morning a few days later this large piece of street art showed up on La Brea at San Vicente, in the oft-used Mr. Brainwash space. There is, indeed, a Mr Brainwash signature next to the giant hoodie-shrouded Oscar statuette (at the end of a sidewalk red carpet, no less) and some showbiz-y busied Storm Troopers hanging around--err...hovering around from above, too.

This new work raises a few questions: Is this Mr. Brainwash's way of getting ready for the media frenzy of the Academy Awards? If Gift Shop wins, who will go onstage to accept? Mr. Brainwash really Banksy?

In this spot before:
Mr. Brainwash Brings Einstein Street Art to La Brea
MBW Paints Mural of Obama, King & Parks on La Brea
MBW Gets into Lakers Spirit with New Mural

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